Turnout in Kyrgyz referendum stands at 13.79%
Some 13.79 percent of citizens voted in Kyrgyzstan at a referendum to amend the country’s constitution, Chairperson of the Central Election Commission (CEC) of Kyrgyzstan Nurjan Shayldabekova said during a press conference, TASS news agency reported.
“We continue to receive the information from the polling stations, it is constantly updated,” she said.
The referendum in Kyrgyzstan will be considered valid if the voter turnout is more than 30 percent.
Voting as part of a referendum to make amendments to the Constitution of Kyrgyzstan and elect members of local councils started at 08:00 (UTC/GMT+6) on Dec. 11.
The amendments, in particular, envisage strengthening the prime minister’s powers in relation to the parliament of Kyrgyzstan. The amendments also cover the regulations of the Constitution relating to high values – human rights and citizenship.
During the referendum, citizens can vote "for" and "against" all amendments as a whole. It is impossible to choose some amendments out of a list of amendments. The referendum will be declared valid if more than 30 percent out of 2.851 million citizens included in the electoral lists cast vote.
The voting will last until 20:00 (GMT+6).